In a divorce or legal separation, spousal support can be ordered on a temporary and permanent basis. Temporary spousal support is support ordered during the pendency of the matter. Permanent spousal support is misleading in that it does not necessarily mean for a permanent period of time – rather it refers to spousal support ordered pursuant to a Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage (divorce) or a Judgment of Legal Separation.
The general purpose of spousal support is to provide some sort of financial support to a spouse in the event of a divorce or legal separation. The duration and amount of spousal support can be agreed upon between the parties or it can be determined by the judge based on specific factors.
Your financial circumstances must be carefully addressed when you are determining if you need or do not need spousal support.
The length of your marriage may also significantly impact the duration of spousal support.
Cooper Hughes will be able to assess your particular situation regarding both temporary and permanent spousal support and together we can establish the right game plan for your case.